Auction 88 - Part I - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

"The Tombstones Regulation" in the Jerusalem Cemeteries – Letters from Rabbi Kook, Rabbi Dushinsky and the Dayanim of the Edah HaCharedit – Jerusalem, 1934

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Three letters signed by four rabbis of Jerusalem: R. Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook – chief rabbi of Eretz Israel; R. Yosef Tzvi Dushinsky – chief rabbi of the Edah HaCharedit; R. Pinchas Epstein and R. David HaLevi Jungreis – dayanim in the Edah HaCharedit Beit Din. Jerusalem, Kislev 1934.
The letters confirm and reinforce the regulation instituted at the meetings of the rabbis with the gabba'im of the Chevra Kaddisha of the Ashkenazi communities – that all income from building tombstones at the cemetery would be dedicated to the Orthodox boys' schools, which were undergoing a severe financial crisis.
[3] letters on official stationery. 27-28.5 cm. Typewritten and signed by the rabbis. Good to good-fair condition. Stains and wear.

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